Course Info

19+
Distance Learning
  • computing
  • distancelearning
  • it

Useful Information

  • Mode of study:

    Distance Learning

  • Level:

    2

  • Duration:

    8-12 weeks

  • Awarding/validation body:

    TQUK

Course Overview

This course will equip learners with an awareness of finding and managing relevant and good quality information, and considering the importance of online identities. They will also look at the importance of digital skills in the workplace itself, considering how to communicate effectively using technology and how to protect data and devices, among other organisational policies and procedures.

This qualification is aimed at anyone who is either in employment or searching for employment, particularly those who wish to develop their digital skills in relation to the management of information and digital safety, security and communication. Anyone with a basic understanding of IT skills who is searching for career progression, or wishing to improve their digital skills for their own personal use, would benefit from this course. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 14 and above.

Course Highlights

This course is split into five manageable units:

Unit 1: Developing digital career skills

In this unit, learners will explore a range of digital skills, their relevance and how to improve their own digital skills. Learners will also look at social media and the internet in relation to employment opportunities, what forms an online identity, and how to use digital skills in career progression.

Unit 2: Management of information

Learners will be asked to look at how to gather reliable information using different techniques, as well as copyright regulations and what happens when these are breached. They will also be asked to explore different storage methods for data management and why these are in place, plus the benefits and limitations of these methods.

Unit 3: Digital device safety awareness

Learners will learn about types of threats to data and how to protect it, as well as considering data protection legislation. They will also be asked to look at health and safety legislation regarding the use of digital equipment and how the risks can be reduced.

Unit 4: Communication and productivity

In this unit, learners will learn how to communicate effectively using a range of technology, including email, online meeting and collaboration tools, and digital networks. They will also be asked to understand the advantages and disadvantages of these methods and look at safety issues and support related to social media.

Unit 5: Digital security.

In this unit, learners will be able to identify a range of security threats and system protection methods, as well as exploring current legislation around system and data protection and organisational policies and procedures relating to this.

 

 

 

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Possibility of getting in a higher level distance learning course in a similar field

Assessment

Online learningmaterials with online assessment

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements:

 

There are no specific entry requirements for this course; however, learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy or equivalent.

Our Level 1 and 2 distance learning courses are free if eligible for government funding if you meet the following criteria:

  • Must be aged 19 and over as of 31/08/19
  • If aged 19-23, you must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above (five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C/9-4, two or three AS Levels, one A Level, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2). If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.
  • A resident in the UK for the last 3 years
  • Not enrolled in any other distance learning course with us

 

How To Apply

Use the below link to apply for the above course.